Best of Maui

special offer banner Best of Maui Tour in Kahului (Maui Tropical Plantation,  Iao Needle)
Price: $179.00   Sale Price: $169.00   Save: $10.00
Children (Ages 0 to 3) are free on an adult's lap
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions This tour may be ADA accessible upon request, accommodating electric wheelchairs and scooters, with limited access at some stops. ADA accessibility is dependent upon the availability of ADA accessible vehicles on the day of your tour. If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please request an ADA accessible vehicle at the time of booking. In order to bring your electric wheelchair or scooter, please ensure the combined weight of the guest and electric wheelchair or scooter does not exceed 500 pounds. Please also include the model, size and weight of the wheelchair you would be bringing in your request. The width of the wheelchairs or scooters cannot exceed 29 inches.

Best of Maui

On this unforgettable "Best of Maui" excursion, you'll visit the Maui Tropical Plantation, a 60-acre working plantation where you'll discover Hawaii's rich agricultural history. Enjoy a fully narrated, 40-minute tram ride that takes you through breathtaking scenery and explores where many of the plantation's crops are cultivated. You'll learn all about coconuts and witness a coconut-husking demonstration. You'll also see where sugarcane, coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapple, papaya, mango, guava, and bananas are grown. There are plenty of samples for tasting and a gift shop selling a wide variety of Maui-grown goodies.

No tour of Maui highlights would be complete without a visit to Iao Needle, the straight-up pinnacle at the heart of the Valley Island's western range. This iconic, green-mantled rock outcropping is one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks. The Needle is located in the 4,000-acre Iao Valley State Park in Central Maui, just west of Wailuku. There is a well-marked, paved pedestrian path leading from the parking lot to view Iao Needle, and the ridge-top lookout provides incredible views of the valley.

You will then extend your adventure down to the sea at the Maui Ocean Center (Zagat Survey's top-ranked family attraction), where you will learn more about the underwater world around Maui through The Living Reef, Turtle Lagoon, Hammerhead Harbor, and other unique exhibits.

Please Note: This tour is similar to our Iao Valley and Maui Tropical Tram; however, the Best of Maui includes a visit to the Maui Ocean Center. Please keep this in mind when booking tours for Kahului.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  25 ReviewsReview This Tour
Relaxing tour
February 12, 2020
It was a leisurely, no rush tour. We could walk around without hurry to see the Gardens etc or we could sit on a bench and enjoy the beauty of our surroundings. I know most places have souvenir shops (which I usually avoid), but this one had top notch merchandise at a good price. I am still kicking myself for not buying more there
Reviewer: Vanessa Fisher
5 Stars
Best of Maui
December 10, 2019
This was a wonderful tour!
Reviewer: Cindy Hausman
5 Stars
Best of Maui
November 10, 2019
Great guide We were able to see the Best of Maui and more. Loved the gardens, climbed the needle and excellent shopping!
Reviewer: Elaine McMichael
4 Stars
could use a lunch break and more aquarium time
September 28, 2019
This is a good tour. However, there is no food included and not enough time to have lunch at one of the stops unless you cut into your time to see the locations. Furthermore, we would have liked to have spent another hour or so at the marine center to fully enjoy the exhibits.
Reviewer: Danica Wong
4 Stars
Great Guide
September 02, 2019
Our guide, Drew, was wonderful and made a rainy day as pleasant as possible.. Very informative.
Reviewer: Martin Hunger
5 Stars
Beautiful Maui
July 31, 2019
Large, popular tour. The weather was not great in the beginning but got better as we went along. I enjoyed our guide, who was funny and informative. The Maui Ocean Center was nice and getting to sample some fresh pineapple was fun.
Reviewer: Glenda R Apata
4 Stars